Just a few months after Jason Momoa was announced as the newest member of the Fast & Furious family, the franchise is gaining another superhero actor.
Vin Diesel took to Instagram on Saturday night to reveal that Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has joined the cast of Fast & Furious 10, the working title for the follow-up to 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga.
“Yeah yeah yeah… you see this angel over my shoulder cracking me up, you say to your self ‘that’s captain Marvel,’” Diesel captioned a selfie of himself and Larson. “Clearly there is love and laughter in this image.”
He continued, “What you don’t see however, is the character you will be introduced to in Fast10. You have no idea how timeless and amazing she will be in our mythology. Beyond her beauty, her intellect… her Oscar, haha is this profound soul who will add something you might not have expected but yearned for. Welcome to the FAMILY Brie.”
During an interview with Uproxx in February, Larson didn’t shy away from expressing her desire to join the blockbuster franchise.
“Please, please tell everybody I would, of course, want to be in a Fast & Furious movie,” she said. “I’m obsessed. I love them. I think they’re so good. They’re so fun. And they’ve made me appreciate cars. And it’s something that should be appreciated. They’re incredible. So of course, please.”
Scheduled to hit theaters May 19, 2023, Fast 10 will see the return of Justin Lin, who directed the latest installment of the blockbuster series, as well as previously announced cast members including Diesel, Momoa, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, and Daniela Melchior.